Fighting in fiddler crabs Uca mjoebergi: what determines duration?

@article{Morrell2005FightingIF,
  title={Fighting in fiddler crabs Uca mjoebergi: what determines duration?},
  author={Lesley J. Morrell and Patricia Ruth Yvonne Backwell and Neil B. Metcalfe},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
  year={2005},
  volume={70},
  pages={653-662}
}
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